QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Québec's Ministère de la Justice today called for nominations for the 2017 Prix de la Justice award, which highlights the exceptional contribution made by an individual to ensure a fairer and more equitable society. Organizations and citizens have until May 1 to nominate candidates.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Stéphanie Vallée, will mark the award-winner's contribution at an official ceremony at which the Prix de la Justice medal, a creation of Polish-born Québec artist Bozena Happach, will be presented. The award, which honours a Quebecer who has worked to enhance the justice system, promotes the values of universality, quality and accessibility.
"I invite all Quebecers to nominate a person with an outstanding record for the 2017 Prix de la Justice award. Our goal is to highlight the commitment of a citizen who has contributed to the advancement of legal and social equity, whether or not they work directly in the legal field. I am proud to have this opportunity to honour the award winner as an example to follow."
Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec
About the Prix de la Justice award
On December 5, 2017, Minister Stéphanie Vallée presented the 2016 Prix de la Justice award to Édith Cloutier, highlighting her commitment to the defence of Aboriginal rights, her leadership in the fight against racial discrimination, and her contribution to closer ties between peoples. A member of the Anishnabe Nation, Ms. Cloutier has been the director of the Native Friendship Centre Val-d'Or for almost thirty years. Her trademark has been a dynamic and human approach, based on the identification of solutions.
Since its creation on June 4, 1990, the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Ministère de la Justice, the Prix de la Justice award has been presented to 12 women and 13 men.
The procedure for submitting a nomination is presented on the website www.prixdelajustice.gouv.qc.ca.
SOURCE Cabinet de la ministre de la Justice et Procureure générale du Québec
For further information: Source: Isabelle Marier St-Onge, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, 418 643-4210; Information: Paul-Jean Charest, Media relations, Ministère de la Justice du Québec, 418 644-3947, extension 20932